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Classic Inca Trail Trek 4D/3N to Machu Picchu (Group Service)
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Classic Inca Trail Trek 4D/3N to Machu Picchu (Group Service)

By Alpaca Expeditions
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Travel confidently with Alpaca Expeditions, Peru's #1 Tour Operator!. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu along the ancient footpath of the Incas directly into Machu Picchu through the famous Sun Gate. Experience many historic, archeological Inca sites on the way, with expert, local, indigenous guides who share insider knowledge of their Inca culture. Cloud forests, stunning mountain scenery, gourmet chefs & scenic campsites await you on this pilgrimage adventure journey of a lifetime.
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Ages 5-75, max of 14 per group
Duration: 4 days
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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2023

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Briefing session the night before of the the tour at 6pm in our office
  • English speaking Trekking guides
  • Camping in 4-man Eureka tents only used for 2 people
  • All entrance fees ( Inca Trail & Machu Picchu)
  • Door to door service (pick up and drop off)
  • Personal porter up to 7k per person
  • Expeditions tourist Class Train to return on the last day
  • Portable chemical toilet only for our groups
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank and Satellite phone -safety first
  • Drinkable water along the trek
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
What's not included
  • Sleeping bag , trekking poles, air matts (available for rent)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain , it needs to book in advance
  • Tips for the crew (optional)
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotels before and after the hike

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We'll pick you up from your hotel.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 330995P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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        • Alpaca Expeditions
          16,949
          Cusco, Peru
        • annathreadcraft
          0 contributions
          Rainbow Mountain was BEYOND my expectations!
          Rainbow Mountain is a MUST do if you're in Peru. I travel often and have to say that the Alpaca guides are top of the list of guides who made me feel right at home, displayed an authentic love for their country, and were incredibly professional in everything they did! Jaime was a fantastic guide for the Rainbow Mountain tour. Traveling as a single female, experiencing the country in a safe way was a priority for me. I never once felt uneasy and felt like the communication was incredibly clear and every question was answered that I had before and during the tour. The tour began early and we stopped to eat a freshly prepared breakfast in the home of one of the locals who lived about 10 minutes away from the Rainbow Mountain trailhead. That was really special to see what a day in the life of a traditional Peruvian family was like. The food was exquisite, and both breakfast and lunch were freshly prepared by the chef that joined our trip. I had no idea it would be that delicious, and presented so beautifully as well. We hit the mountain on a perfect day weather wise and were able to see all of the vibrant colors. I didn’t realize we were also going an extra 20 minutes to see Red Mountain too, and it was just as pretty if not more spectacular than Rainbow Mountain. We were the only ones there! I felt dazzled the entire day by the views along the drive, and especially during the hike. Note: If you want a photo with the iconic hand statue, be sure to bring 5 Peruvian dollars. Jaime was a wonderful guide. He was extremely prepared and brought hiking poles for everyone and even had blankets for the bus ride up so we could sleep after an early 4:15 am pick up time. He also brought oxygen for the summit, snacks, and was full of great information as we hiked up and back. I can’t recommend this tour enough and think it was worth every penny!
          Written 19 February 2024
        • annathreadcraft
          0 contributions
          Fabulous experience in Peru... 10/10!
          This past week I spent five days touring Peru with the Alpaca Expeditions. I can’t say enough about the two tour guides I worked with, but wanted to focus the first review on my time with Juan specifically, and my time visiting Manchu Picchu and Sacred Valley. Juan was on time, incredibly knowledgeable, extremely accommodating and went out of his way to ensure our group was comfortable during the entire trip. Traveling as a single female, experiencing the country in a safe way was a priority for me. I never once felt uneasy and on the contrary, Juan provided great context on each place we visited and kept us informed on when and where we were going and created such an inviting experience. He ensured we always had clean water to drink, a clean restroom to use, carried our luggage when needed, and even went back to help find a lost wallet (which was recovered!) He had the best sound effects when telling fun stories and brought a sense of honor with each story he told of the Incan history. You could tell that the people who we encountered along the tour (who also knew Juan) really loved him. Even the local dogs wagged their tails as we passed by when Juan gave a friendly greeting. Although it was rainy season, I would highly recommend touring during this time. The crowds were low and the skies were absolutely gorgeous with such vivid clouds. I was slightly concerned about getting a nice view when we visiting Manchu Picchu. We arrived early in the morning and the fog had not yet lifted, but Juan went out of his way to ensure we had an incredible experience and waited with us until the fog had disappeared, also taking iconic photos for us along the way and sharing so many stories behind the scenes about the area. I travel often and have to say that the Alpaca guides are top of the list of guides who made me feel right at home, displayed an authentic love for their country, and were incredibly professional in everything they did! I give this tour and Juan a 10/10 and will absolutely recommend to friends and family!
          Written 19 February 2024
        • charlesoB5248NR
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          Lares Trek ft. Isao
          My two friends and I went on the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu and despite it being rainy season in Peru we were blessed with good weather, good vibes and even better company. The whole experience was extremely well organised by Alpaca expeditions and the porters, chefs and sous-chefs all did an excellent job of setting up our campsites for the evening and looking after us. A special shoutout to Alex the chef for cooking some amazing dishes across the first three days. We were lucky to see first hand how the Quechuan people live in the Andes, how they farm and how they raise their livestock. All of this was incredibly illuminating and all the local people we met were very welcoming and friendly. The hike, although slightly challenging in parts due to the altitude, was fantastic. From waterfalls and snow capped mountains to lush green forest landscapes we were spoilt for views. To top it all off finishing with Machu Picchu is just awesome. Finally, a word on our guide Isao. What a man. As someone who grew up in one of the small villages in the Andes that you come across on the hike he was the perfect guy for the tour. An immensely funny, helpful and knowledgeable bloke who went above and beyond for our group to ensure we had the best time possible. I think I may have learnt more historical facts from him than I did at school! He seemed genuinely ecstatic to be showing us his own culture and the landscapes in which he calls home and this just made the whole trek so much more authentic. I can’t recommend alpaca expeditions enough and fingers crossed any future trekkers get to go with the legend that is Isao.
          Written 18 February 2024
        • 712dinow
          0 contributions
          Great trip with an excellent guide. Highly recommend.
          We’re were very happy we chose Alpaca Expedition for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Our guide line was amazing. He had so much knowledge of the area and added to it with his own personal stories. We saw he was highly recommended on TripAdvisor and he did not disappoint. He was patient with us. We never felt like we weren’t his main priority. All in all, we were so grateful to have such a amazing guide. We will definitely recommend this tour and especially Juan to Eddie of our friends are planning a trip down here. Thank you Juan for being so gracious and helpful.
          Written 17 February 2024
        • edwardpA4478CV
          0 contributions
          Lares trek - the laughing trek
          The Lares trek is the best trek I have ever done. The reason for this is not only the scintillating scenery and historical landmarks (Machu Pichu is insane), but the crew we had. Our guide Isao was hilarious throughout the trip and had us in tears of laughter every day. He was also full of knowledge, to the extent that I think I’ve learned more about history in the last four days than I ever did at school. The rest of the crew were also excellent, for example Alex, the chef. At every checkpoint we had endless amounts of food, water, and hot drinks. Couldn’t recommend this trek more!
          Written 17 February 2024
        • Venture579578
          0 contributions
          Wonderful Guided Experience
          We expected to be in a small group, so what a wonderful surprise to find we were Santiago's only clients; in essence, a private tour! It was four days of an intimate experience in Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Santiago paid careful attention to our every need, and responded to our questions and curiousities in a personal way. He also challenged us to consider deeply the Inca culture and the societal impacts it has had on Peruvian history. We couldn't have asked for better service from our guide. Thank you, Santiago!
          Written 15 February 2024
        • O1667CKannam
          0 contributions
          Amazing and worth while!!!
          Everything was amazing!! Juan specifically made this journey such a pleasure. With his knowledge in all things Incan and his ability to keep a positive attitude really motivated me to keep going in some hikes that I found difficult. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
          Written 13 February 2024
        • 877tijanac
          0 contributions
          Cannot recommend more
          The Laura trail was such an incredible experience, absolutely beautiful and unique. Our guide Sabi was absolutely incredible and his love for the lands and the culture was so infectious. He has an extensive knowledge of the terrain and Inkan history. I learned so much both on the trail and at machu pichu. The food was also extremely delicious so a special thanks to chef Sebastian and our sous-chef. Considering the terrain I was extremely comfortable and this was a once in a lifetime experience I’m not going to forget. If you like stunning vistas and a private reverence of nature, this is for you. Cannot recommend more
          Written 11 February 2024
        • kaemanv2021
          0 contributions
          Extremely satisfied!
          Tour guide (Ruben) is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. This company coordinates everything very well, and their pricing is unbeatable. Safe and secure travel with them.
          Written 11 February 2024
        • 950rebekaht
          0 contributions
          The best tour experience I've ever had
          Our tour was absolutely incredible; from the Llama farm, to Pisac, to Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and everything in between - we would rate this experience 10/10. The natural beauty of the Sacred Valley and the mystery/awe of the ruins and cultural practices were made so much more powerful by our guide, Juan's expertise, kindness, and dedication to our learning experience. We are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to have seen and experienced so much, and moreso with such an amazing guide. Would 100% recommend this company - just go the extra mile and pay the difference, because this company and their guides certainly will go the extra mile for you!
          Written 10 February 2024
        • ajcook11
          0 contributions
          Amazing trip with alpaca expeditions
          We did the 2 day sacred valley + Machu Picchu tour with Juan. Everything was perfect- Juan was incredible at explaining the history of the sacred valley and the Inca people, and he took great care to make sure our experience was as excellent as possible. Alpaca expeditions was great in the lead-up and organization of the trip as well. Highly recommended!!
          Written 10 February 2024
        • B4pti
          0 contributions
          Nice
          The guide David is great, and the tour is cool. Nice two day trip at Cuzco region. We enjoy all the team. Really good choice.
          Written 9 February 2024
        • X3810TIbent
          0 contributions
          Machu Picchu 2024
          The pacing of the trip was great and our guide (Saul Palma) was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Thanks for the great trip!
          Written 8 February 2024
        • 796susanh
          0 contributions
          The trip of a lifetime through Alpaca Expeditions
          The views were amazing. The tour was very entertaining and very well organized by Saul Palma. Saul was able to provide great details of Machu Pichu and we could almost envision what life was like back then. Being a local guide and growing up in the area made it even more special and we appreciated the enthusiasm for his people and culture. Saul took us to some amazing restaurants with fantastic food.
          Written 7 February 2024
        • K3165CAkevinh
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          Weather was perfect. We went early morning & was the best time of day.
          Our tour was amazing and very well organized. Saul Palma did a terrific job, was extremely knowledgeable & fun to be with. Will 100% recommend this tour/company to many others. Thank you to Alpaca Expeditions & Saul !!
          Written 7 February 2024
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        C B
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        We had a phenomenal Inca trail trip, which included a day at Sacred Valley. Highly recommend the guides Alvin, Yoel, and Rosel. Most of the guides have hiked the trail hundreds of times. Alvin was wonderfully cheery and upbeat - he’s really fun to hike with. Yoel is a great leader and we enjoyed talking about his Incan ancestry. And Rosel is an expert - he has hiked Inca more than 700 times and was very knowledgeable in explaining the history behind the Incan sites. These three guides and all of the staff (chefs and porters) were extraordinarily kind to us. The porters, in particular, are INCREDIBLE and deserve all the praise.

        On feedback for the tour company: I hope Alpaca takes kind care of its employees, in particular the porters. I’d say the Alpaca company could operationally make things easier and/or more efficient for its team - e.g., having tent numbers assigned in advance with name cards for duffel bags (rather than scrambling the morning of with writing these down). And would recommend creating more of a relationship between tourist and porter (e.g., assigning a porter to you, so you can get to know them /personally give thanks and provide tip).

        Tips: Bring cash tips (in soles) for all the team members!
        Written 19 March 2022
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        Mandee
        1 contribution
        June 2022 • Friends
        Alpaca Expeditions goes above and beyond to make this a once in a lifetime experience for all of the trekkers! I really did not know what to expect, but Alpaca was on top of everything and knew exactly what to do to ensure that the trip was a success. Initially, planning was easy and communication via email was always informative and responses were provided in a timely manner. The website has everything you need (follow the packing list, they know what they are talking about) and the night before your trek they meet with you to debrief and make sure you are prepared and all of your questions are answered.

        As for the trek itself, the experience is priceless. Alpaca uses local Peruvian porters who are eager and excited to help make you’re trip a success. With 13 trekkers we were given, I believe, 22 porters. Each porter carries equally weighted bags filled with your tents, food, duffles, etc. They rush through the trail to get to the lunch sites and camp sites before you, have everything set up when you arrive, cheer you on as you go, clean up when you leave, and then pass you on the trail to do it all over again for the next lunch/campsite. I do not speak fluent Spanish, but the porters all did their best to communicate positivity and encouragement. You can tell that Alpaca treats them well and that they are happy to work for the green machine.

        If you think you are going to lose weight during the trek YOU ARE WRONG! The food we ate during the hike was some of the best food that I have ever had in my life!!! Our chef Yuri could honestly run his own 5 star restaurant with the food he was serving us! Every meal had soup to start and nearly five different dishes/sides to choose from. The real challenge is to keep yourself from overeating so that you can continue the hike!!! You absolutely have to try a little of everything, but remember that the trek is not a walk in the park so nourish yourself but don’t eat yourself into a food coma!

        Finally, and most importantly, the guides are the ones who really make the experience unique. Henry was our assistant guide and he worked to keep everyone motivated and laughing. He was ready to answer any questions and help with anything that we needed. Our main guide, Alvin, was so incredibly knowledgeable of the Peruvian Quechua culture and the history. Walking along and seeing the sights is one thing, but being with someone who can make the sights and the stories come to life is a completely other thing. He shared his culture, traditions, experiences, and knowledge every step of the way. He fully prepared us for what was to come and it really felt like he tailored the experience to the people of the group. He challenged us all to have a positive mental attitude (PMA!) and was the reason our group was as enjoyable as it was. It takes a strong leader to unite 13 strangers in a family.

        I know this was a long review, but I really feel like I absolutely have to give a shout out to every single person who made this trip such an amazing experience for me: the Alpaca administration, the green machine porters, the amazing chef Yuri, and the spectacular guides Alvin and Henry! I will forever recommend Alpaca to anyone visiting Peru and look forward to doing additional treks with them!
        Written 1 July 2022
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        Danamirowski
        Springfield, MO9 contributions
        Apr 2022 • Couples
        We had the #1 Team!
        Russell, Walter, and Max made our journey to Machu Pichu unforgettable; their energy and optimism were contagious. The food prepared by the chef(Moses) was delicious, and the porter(sherpa) service was second to none. Due to a strike in Cusco, Alpaca had to adjust our departure time to the evening before our scheduled date. Russell handled the logistics of getting staffing, equipment, and transportation quickly; it was challenging. Still, the entire team worked hard to ensure we were safe and comfortable and would experience a fantastic adventure.

        The views are worth every step!
        The trail is strenuous at times; I recommend hiking poles, comfortable-lightweight trail shoes (altras), and dressing in layers. (I also recommend packing an anti-diarrhea medicine and spending three days In Cusco to acclimate to the altitude. You will be exposed to different foods and conditions that may affect you in Cusco and on the trail). Our "Super Hiker" family of 15 was of various athletic abilities and ages from the mid-20s to 68. We bonded very well and had an incredible time together, on and off the trial. Still, you could also break away easily and hike in silence if you wanted to solo hike from time to time (I will miss our time together). Walter and Russell kept a moderate pace and ensured no one would be left behind. We were very safe in their capable hands. A bonus is you get to stop from time to time to hear stories of the Inka people and learn about their history.

        The journey is the destination.
        This trip was one I will recommend repeatedly, and I will cherish the memories for a lifetime.
        Written 23 April 2022
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        Taylor C
        Encinitas, CA6 contributions
        Aug 2022 • Solo
        I had such an amazing experience trekking through the Andes to Machu Picchu with Alpaca Expeditions! My tour guide Frank was very knowledgeable of the land and history of the Inca civilization. The head chef went above and beyond to prepare foods to our dietary needs & were extremely tasty every day! The scenery of hiking through different landscapes and watching the sunrise from the tent on the mountain top will be an experience I will never forget. This company treated the hikers like royalty and I would 100% recommend booking a trip with them.
        Written 28 August 2022
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        Dear Tayloc, Thank you for your kind words, and taking the time out to let us know about your experience with us. Our team members are always working hard to give you the best experience possible during your trip. We are so proud of Frank for making your trip truly exceptional. Thank you again for taking the time out to let us now your experience. We’ll keep doing it great! Kind regards, Alpaca Expeditions Team
        Written 2 September 2022
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        Tamara D
        4 contributions
        My state of physical ability being what it is 2 years after the start of the pandemic, I was a little worried about doing this hike, but the folks at Alpaca did a great job helping me know exactly what to expect coming into it. Every step along the way they were great at communicating and letting me know exactly what I would need and exactly what I was getting myself into.

        Throughout the actual trek, our guide Miguel was very knowledgable and did a good job managing the faster and slower group members, answering any questions we had, telling us about the plans and what to expect for each day. The chaskis (sp?) very impressively had our tents set up for us when we got to the campsite every day, and our fantastic chef Gregorio cooked incredible meals for us every morning, afternoon, and evening, even working around dietary restrictions that some group members had.

        In the end, we got to see some incredible sights, learn some really interesting facts, and feel very impressed with how much we accomplished. It was very difficult, especially that notorious climb on the second day, but there is definitely sufficient time that anyone can struggle up it. And do make sure that (if you go in March) you're prepared adequately with waterproofing, as it was quite rainy. However, this was a fantastic trip, and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in archaeology, hiking, and/or adventure.
        Written 17 March 2022
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        RosemaryP
        Dublin, OH7 contributions
        My 17 yo daughter and I booked the 4 day Classic Inca Trail hike through Alpaca Expeditions. It is difficult to put into words what an incredible experience it was from start to finish. Communication was top notch from the time we booked the trip through to the end. We were supposed to leave for our hike early Monday morning, but due to rumors of a strike that was expected to disrupt road transportation, we left late the night before and camped at the trail head so we could start our hike on time. That is just one small example of their commitment to ensuring we had the best experience. Our guides were Rosel (lead) and Juan Carlos and they were absolutely amazing. Rosel has done the hike ~700 times. He is an expert hiker and historian, and his passion for Peru, for nature and his heritage is infectious. He made sure no one was left behind, and that those who fell behind did not feel bad about being “slow.” I got sick on the last night, just prior to entering Machu Picchu. I asked him what would happen if I wasn’t able to hike. His immediate response was, “You will make it. I will stay with you.” He did stay with me, carrying my day pack for me, and constantly checking in to see how I was doing.

        One thing that sets Alpaca Expeditions apart from the other local tour companies is the way they treat their porters. The porters work HARD, carrying ~40 lbs of gear apiece, and moving fast enough to stay ahead of the hikers to have the next night’s camp setup upon arrival. They are all provided with proper clothing and shoes, and Rosel made sure each porter had an opportunity to introduce himself so we could thank them for serving us. Our chef was incredible and we ate like royalty. How he was able to prepare what he did on a 2-burner hot plate in a makeshift kitchen is beyond me. He even prepared and decorated an entire cake for our last night. Absolutely amazing.

        I have done a fair amount of hiking, but nothing this difficult, and I had never camped. The packing list they provided in advance coupled with the guidance along the way made our trip just perfect. I wouldn’t have done anything differently. I highly recommend booking this trek through Alpaca Expeditions, and also recommend requesting Rosel and Juan Carlos. I can’t imagine a better, more supportive team!
        Written 2 April 2022
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        Alex Kim
        1 contribution
        Mar 2022 • Couples
        Amazing 4 days of hiking through the Andes and tropical forest to Macchu Picchu. No better way to see and really feel this place. Incomparable. Our guides Jose and Jimmy were extremely thoughtful, making sure that everyone gets the best experience at all times. Jose was very knowledgeable about the culture and history and made the trip super interesting as we explored through numerous archeological sites over the four days. From his 16 years of experience, he knew which spots were the best spots at which time. Our team was always at the right place at the right time despite unpredictable weather in the mountains. Towards the end of the trip we found our that Jimmy his been carrying two oxygen tanks in his backpack in case of emergency at high altitudes. Porters and the chef were amazing as well. Always tirelessly working and making sure that we gain more weights than lose them despite hours of walking everyday. Every meal was way too delicious for something that you should be having at 10,000 ft altitude in the wild. Food that we enjoyed ranged from Lomo Saltado to Trout ceviche to chocolate crepe to cakes for desserts. Unbelievable. Alpaca Expedition also treats their staff very fairly. Superhuman porters who carry heavy bags for you through insane hills and mountain peaks are well equipped. We saw several porters who belong to other companies not even being equipped with proper shoes. They were wearing sandals. All in all, incredible experience over the four days. Bring both summer clothes and thicker clothes (fleece, down jacket etc) for nights. It will get cold once the Sun goes down and it will be sweltering during the day under the sun. Hats, sunscreen and insect repellents are a must. Also bring flashlight (headlamps preferred) and extra batteries or portable powerbanks since there is no access to electricity or phone service. And be physically fit and ready because it's not an easy hike. No matter how tough you find this hike as you power through it, ultimately you'll be more than glad that you did it.
        Written 31 March 2022
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        Sarai V
        Atlanta, GA1 contribution
        Mar 2022
        I traveled with two of my other friends for the first time with Alpaca Expeditions earlier this month. We did the 4D/3N Inca Trail Hike & Rainbow Mountain. We also did Wayna Picchu which was extra but definitely worth it in our opinion! One of my friend’s coworkers recommended them and she could not have provided us with a better company to do this with. Our experience was incredible and honestly exceeded all of our expectations. It made our expectations so much higher for everything else we did in Peru following this that it made everything and everyone fall short compared to them! We had the BEST tour guides, Elisban and Miguel. They went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience. They are both very knowledgeable and taught us so much about Inca history and culture. They would allow us to stop to take pictures and served as our own photographers at times. I assure you they know how to get the best pictures too! They always checked in on all of us (we had a total of 12 in the group) to ensure our wellbeing (hello altitude sickness) and offered help if needed. Trust me, they are prepared for everything! For me and most in my group, day 2 was the most challenging but you feel so motivated by the tour guides and other trekkers that it makes it doable.

        Chef Sebastian cooked lovely meals for us throughout the trip and the porters (referred to as chasquis) each carried 7kg/14lbs of our belongings in a duffel bag to our campsites and sent up tents for us before we arrived at each campsite. We were given the opportunity to learn more about them, their families and their hometowns which I felt was very meaningful. They provide you with clean water daily.

        My friends and I were the only ones to do Rainbow Mountain so it was our own private tour essentially with our driver who picked us up at our hotel, chef Walberto, and Elisban. We had breakfast and lunch provided and let me tell you, the food was beyond delicious!

        I know not everyone takes this into consideration when picking a company but I think it is important to highlight that Alpaca Expeditions partakes in various social projects to give back to their communities which I think is so admirable. For example, they help provide electricity to local communities and provide their chasquis with uniforms and appropriate footwear to trek in. You will see on the trail this is not true for other chasquis working for other companies. Some would have converse or sandals on which is no good given the type of terrain we were on. I 100% recommend Alpaca Expeditions if you get a chance to go. I promise you will not be disappointed!
        Written 16 March 2022
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        Allikat745
        Jupiter, FL18 contributions
        May 2022
        We just returned from our 4D/3N Classic Inca trail hike. I do not know where to even begin to describe our experience. Personally, this trip was a bucket list item that I had dreamed of for over 30 years. Every minute of the trip was almost surreal to me, and yes, even while climbing Dead Women’s Pass!

        We had a private group tour of myself and 6 others. When you book a tour that requires you to spend 4 days and 3 nights with a guide, you obviously wonder who that person will be. For us, it was Fletcher. I cannot say enough great things about Fletcher! He was informative, patient, kind, funny and we genuinely enjoyed every minute of our time with him! He was always full of positivity and support no matter the issue. He made sure to make everyone of us feel secure and confident about our day and always made sure to check on each one of us and how we were feeling. He was just INCREDIBLE. You almost feel like family by the end of your trip!

        As for the rest of the “Green Machine”, AMAZING! These porters are the true heroes behind the scenes. What they do every day is above and beyond. I was in absolute amazement when each one would pass us on the trail (sometimes running) to be sure they arrived ahead of us to make our day as perfect as possible every step of the way.

        The chefs! You will honestly not believe how you are fed and what is prepared for you every morning, noon and night. The food was absolutely delicious! The presentation is better than I’ve seen in 5 star restaurants and tastes just as incredible!

        I am SO glad I chose Alpaca Expeditions and even happier that we were given such an AWESOME guide! Thank you so SO much for making my dream come true (literally)! It exceeded every expectation I had and then some!
        Written 7 May 2022
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        Kirstin L
        1 contribution
        Dec 2021 • Couples
        I had the most amazing experience trekking with José and his crew. The staff was amazing and went above and beyond to make the experience memorable. José was highly encouraging and shared so much knowledge about the trail and the history of the local people with us. He made sure our group not only succeeded on the hike, but came away with historical knowledge as well as lessons he has learned during his time guiding showing how passionate he is in his work. I am so grateful to have had him as a guide, I learned so much during my experience and would recommend this experience to anyone interested.
        Written 29 December 2021
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        Classic Inca Trail Trek 4D/3N to Machu Picchu (Group Service) provided by Alpaca Expeditions